COOK, Wash. (WFLA/NBC) – A brave mother alpaca saved her baby from a cougar attack in Washington state.
The owners of an alpaca farm in Skamania County are crediting a feisty mother alpaca for saving her one-week-old baby’s life from the cougar.
The alpaca’s heroics were captured on surveillance video on Sept. 16.
A cougar jumped the fence of the alpaca enclosure and grabbed the baby by the neck.
As the cougar was dragging the baby away, the mother alpaca ran after them, chasing the cougar in the enclosure until it gave up and left.
Miraculously, the baby was alive.
He had a large, torn skin flap on his neck and needed two rows of stitches, but the cougar missed his vital organs.
For that reason, the owners named him “Lucky.”
“The vet was checking him out and he looked at him and said ‘this is the luckiest little alpaca I’ve ever seen,’” said Angela Rogers of Cedar Creek Alpacas.